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Presentation Design: Create a Professional Template

A course by Katya Kovalenko
Presentation and Data Designer . Barcelona, Spain.
Joined October 2011
, Presentation and Data Designer

Discover the full potential of presentation design by exploring color, style, composition, and typography

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  • 99% positive reviews (600)
  • 18092 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Discover the full potential of presentation design by exploring color, style, composition, and typography

  • 99% positive reviews (600)
  • 18092 students
  • 18 lessons (2h 50m)
  • 15 additional resources (7 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Perhaps one of the most unifying concepts of presentation design is its diversity. In other words, just about everyone needs to know how to create presentations on just about everything. Katya Kovalenko reminds us just how much there is to say without words, but with color palettes, typography, and composition.

Katya is a graphic designer at Quiet Studio where she specializes in creating presentations, infographics, and brand identity. After her widely popular courses like Principles of Presentation Design, and the more area-specific Graphic Visualization: Telling Complex Stories through Simple Images, she is back for another round to teach how to create your own professional presentation template.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Design Principles
  • U3
    U3. Presentation Design
  • U4
    U4. Save and Reuse
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Begin by getting to know Katya as she shares her story of how she left the noisy world of advertising, and shifted her line of work to communicate more intimately. She discusses her influences, references, and talks about what inspires her to create.

Dive right into the principles of design. Start by establishing the art direction. Understand the difference between working with a brand manual or creating and using your own mood board. Learn about color theory, typography theory, composition, and layout. Then, choose the elements that best fit your project’s intention.

Start creating your template by setting up your workspace and choosing the right theme and format. Katya teaches the importance of using grids and walks you through a typical template layout. Learn how to select, adjust, and optimize images and icons. Hone in on the details of your template by covering style source, proportions, line and character spacing, and alignment.

Learn about how to create a master slide and the role it plays within your template. Create different themes to work with and customize each slide. Once your template design is ready, learn how to correctly save, export, and reuse it.

What is this course's project?

Create a professional, custom template based on a brand guideline or your own style.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to learn in-depth about custom presentation design, typography and composition.

Requirements and materials

For this course, you only need access to a presentation program like KeyNote or PowerPoint. Katya uses KeyNote, but you can use the software of your choice.


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Katya Kovalenko

A course by Katya Kovalenko

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Presentation and Data Designer

Katya Kovalenko worked in advertising for nearly a decade before she embarked on what she calls “a quiet revolution.” After reading “Quiet” by Susan Cain, her notion of communication completely shifted. It led her to create Quiet Studio, which focuses on communicating in a more subtle and personal way.

As presentation and data designer at Quiet Studio, she creates presentations, infographics, and brand identities for businesses. She has worked with numerous brands and organizations like Meom, Article Group, Interesting Development, and Chelsea & Co.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What Will We Do in This Course?
  • U2

    Design Principles

    • Art Direction
    • Theory of Color
    • Theory of Typography
    • Theory of Composition and Layout
  • U3

    Presentation Design

    • Workspace and Format
    • How to Work with Text 1
    • How to Work with Text 2
    • Colors and Shape Styles
    • Composition and Layout 1
    • Composition and Layout 2
    • Composition and Layout 3
    • Composition and Layout 4
    • How to Work with Images
    • Icons and Icon Library
  • U4

    Save and Reuse

    • Template, Master Slides
  • FP

    Final project

    • Presentation Design: Create a Professional Template

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Presentation Design: Create a Professional Template

A course by Katya Kovalenko
Presentation and Data Designer . Barcelona, Spain.
Joined October 2011
  • 99% positive reviews (600)
  • 18092 students